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Alexia Sinclair’s Fantasy Series Inside An Old Castle

Alexia Sinclair's Fantasy Series Inside An Old Castle

Alexia Sinclair’s Fantasy Series Inside An Old Castle

Australian artist and photographer Alexia Sinclair recently developed a magical journey entitled A Frozen Tale, filled with the memories of the past set inside a preserved 350-year-old castle. When the Royal Palace in Stockholm asked Sinclair for permission to use one of her photos in an exhibition about Queen Christina of Sweden, Sinclair said yes. Fjallraven Kanken 7L Having seen an opportunity, Nike Air Max 2016 Heren Zwart she didn’t hesitate to ask if she could photograph one of the princesses. Asics Gel Lyte 3 Pas Cher she was denied, Julio Jones Alabama Football Jerseys but instead, she was granted access to use Skokloster Castle as a setting for a dazzling photo shoot.

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Although Sinclair uses Photoshop in post-processing, Fjällräven Kånken Ryggsäck Sverige she also believes in capturing as much as she can directly through her lens. nike air max 1 pas cher “I don’t believe anything you do in Photoshop can ever look as real as something you actually light and photograph in real life,” she explains. “Anything I can shoot in camera I do. Chaussures Nike Pas Cher The things I do add are the things I believe I can’t capture in real life. It might be something that only exists in my imagination,

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A Photographic Storyboard 4 Years In The Making: ” Faerieland ”

A Photographic Storyboard 4 Years In The Making: ” Faerieland ”

A Photographic Storyboard 4 Years In The Making: ” Faerieland ”

The photo project by photographer Ashley Lebedev “Faerieland” is a dark fairytale and is still on-going four years after its inception. “The idea and inspiration for this board came in 2010 while I was out one day walking in the woods with my dogs. During that walk, my cell phone’s camera began going off without being pushed. I didn’t look at my camera until later on that evening but when I did, I found a bright white picture of what looked like a fairy or pixie flying across the screen. I used that accidental image as my inspiration for the following series,” she said.

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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Caras Ionut is a Romanian digital artist and photographer who has a rich portfolio with outstanding surreal photos that inspire dream-like memories and fantasies. He describes himself as a ‘photo mechanic’ as he blends the everyday objects with the unusual using Photoshop. His use of soft colors and cloudy atmospheric effects helps us imagine that we’re experiencing someone’s dream.

Ionut says that his imagination and his work are captivated by dreams and by the autumn and winter seasons. He says he also likes “to visit the darker side of what people may see of dreams, not necessarily what one would see as negative, but possibly a dream that one could not quite understand or may feel alone.”

Besides showcasing his beautiful works on his website, Ionut also offers numerous Photoshop tutorials and classes. You should check it out to if you like to like his works and to learn more about photo manipulations.

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Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland is an ongoing series of portraits by UK photographer Kirsty Mitchell as a part tribute to her mother, part conceptual photography and part exploration of costume and set design. Her mother’s death in 2008 filled Mitchell an emptiness that she sought an outlet to fill the vacuum. She revisited the fairy tales her mother used to share with her as a child and decided to use them as an inspiration for a series of portraits that would make use of her background in fashion and costume making.

Each costume and prop is painstakingly handmade, and each set is actually as beautiful as it looks in her photographs. Mitchell uses little artificial light during her shoots and only selects naturally beautiful locations around her home. Some scenes in Wonderland (2009-2012) required a twelve-month wait to capture the blooming seasonal flowers that are then around only for a two-week period.

What makes Wonderland magical is that it’s real. Most fantasy worlds today are created digitally in post production, thanks to Photoshop. But those in Wonderland are created with intensive handcrafting of props and costumes, real locations, the time and work for the preparation of the photo shoot and the intense dedication of Mitchell she brings to her heart.

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Fantasy Photography by Michelle Monique

Fantasy Photography by Michele Monique

Fantasy Photography by Michele Monique

A self-taught photographer, Michelle Monique started her career in photography when she was fourteen as more of an experiment rather than a dream. From there, her mediocre portraits blossomed into what she does today. A decade later, her photos has turned a bit dark but without losing an ounce of its craftsmanship.

Monique started playing video games at a young age and this has become the main influence on her art. She is inspired by the unique costume and environment designs and it is her ambition to create their characters realistically.

She is currently in college working towards her degree in Marketing which will be beneficial in promoting her own business shooting for the largest publishing companies in the country which she started at the age of eighteen.

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The Green Wood by Simon Strong

The Green Wood by Simon Strong

The Green Wood by Simon Strong

Photographer Simon Strong has developed a spooky and surrealistic body of work that draws upon mythological traditions. His photo project The Green Wood represents a fantasy land of hybrid beings, erotic dryads, stumps of trees that are turned into figures, bedeviled hollows and seductive gardens. The overall effect creates a photographic landscape of swoon and nightmare.

The Green Wood was his 2nd solo exhibition which was shown in Sydney and Melbourne last 2010.

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The Dreamkeepers by Polixeni Papapetrou

The Dreamkeepers by Polixeni Papapetrou

The Dreamkeepers by Polixeni Papapetrou

The Dreamkeepers photography project by Polixeni Papapetrou explores an unknown filled with dreams, fears and hopes. Papapetrou created a space for transformation for the children as they transitioned from childhood to adolescence. This space is part fantasy and part reality.

Papapetrou’s photography practice has involved collaboration with her children and their friends for over a decade. The subjects in this photo project are her own children, aged 13 and 15. She became interested in reflecting upon the transition of one phase of life to another. In this project, Papapetrou used the technique of collapsing the life cycle into one body. It is both a representation of youth and the aged and a meditation on being itself.

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Joan of Art by Thom Kerr

Joan of Art by Thom Kerr

Joan of Art by Thom Kerr

The beautiful photography project Joan of Art by Thom Kerr features model Mackenzie Drazan, bathed in light and spiritual energy in a shot to the woods in airy and light silhouettes. The fearless Joan goddess is garbed in a collection of ethereal garments anchored on a substantial and womanly foundation. The pictures are magical and has a touch of fantasy on it.

Kerr mixes fashion photography with fantasy stories that reminds us of fairy tales. He bridges his photos between the worlds of fashion photography and fine art. This is apparent in the colorful experimentation in his pictures.

He has exhibited in Italy, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and he has appeared on Germany’s next top model as a guest photographer.

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This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

At first glance, you would think that this photography project is pornography, but it is not. In this series, photographer Paul Smith chose to explore the new frontier of the digital aesthetic, depicting fantasy in contrast to reality. He combined the elements of pornography into a forms that is slightly deviates from reality.

The title gives us what Smith intends this work to communicate. “This is not a pornography” is not just a title but also a statement. The most common definition of pornographic image is to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic reactions. The distortions and violent nature of some of these images intends to have a rebarbative effect rather than erotic.

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